So much to see and do!
Recreational opportunities of all kinds abound in the Minot area. Each season offers a new and exciting way to enjoy leisure time with family and friends.
Minot boasts a full schedule of events and programs for people of all ages and interests. Some of the activities include: aerobics, archery, arts and crafts classes, baseball, basketball, bowling, boxing, car racing, cross country skiing, curling, dancing, fishing, golf, gymnastics, hockey, horseshoes, hunting, ice skating, karate, lacrosse, racquetball, roller skating, shuffleboard, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, track and field, target and trap shooting, volleyball and weightlifting.
Sports & Health
A variety of sports clubs in town offer something for everyone, from archery to tennis. Numerous health centers promote physical fitness with a variety of classes, sports activities, and apparatus to help you get in shape and stay in shape.
Two modern softball complexes draw participants and spectators to local, regional and national softball competitions. Minot also has a baseball field which hosts local and regional play.
Golfing is a very popular sport in the area. There are four courses in the community: Souris Valley Golf Course, which is operated by the city, Minot Country Club, Vardon Golf Course and Wildwood Golf Course. In addition, there is a nine-hole golf course located at Minot Air Force Base.
Hockey enthusiasts enjoy competition for both boys and girls at all levels, beginning in preschool and continuing through high school and college, as well as league teams.
NoDak Speedway and the Magic City International Dragway offer car racing enthusiasts an opportunity to race or be a spectator in Sprint, Dakota Modified Late Model & Drag Races.
Hunting & Fishing
North Dakota’s four seasons make for ideal conditions for avid hunters. With each season comes a new sport. There’s upland game, waterfowl, big game and fishing year round. To learn more about the hunting seasons, to apply for a license or to find out about hunter education, log onto www.gf.nd.gov or call 701-328-6300.
Since its establishment in 1920, Minot's Roosevelt Park Zoo has provided a wonderful and unique setting for thousands of visitors annually, to view and enjoy the animals and exhibits found within its 20 acres. Today, Roosevelt Park Zoo exhibits more than 200 mammals, birds and reptiles, including giraffes, zebras, African penguins, apes, brown bears, wolves, flamingos and warthogs, just to list a few. Call the Zoo office at 701-857-4166 for more information.
Around the Minot area, 15 parks provide over 100 acres of picnic grounds, as well as eight different walking and biking trails that total nearly 10 miles, which are managed by the Minot Park District.
Our neighbors to the North welcome visitors year-round. In Saskatchewan, the whole family can enjoy golf, hiking and water sports at the Moose Mountain Provincial Park. Located on the border between North Dakota and Manitoba, the International Peace Garden is a 2,300 acre paradise of hiking and winding bike trails, native forests, picturesque picnic areas and campgrounds, not to mention more than 150,000 blooming flowers.
Around the state, popular attractions for weekend trips lend themselves to glimpses of the past. Medora is the home of the world-famous Medora Musical and gateway to the Theodore Roosevelt National Park.
The Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center in Washburn lets visitors experience the flavor of an expedition forever carved in history, while Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park just outside of Bismarck recreates the life and times of General George Custer and the 7th Cavalry.
Traveling further into the past, 10 full-scale dinosaurs and other prehistoric fossils set the tone at Dickinson's Dinosaur Museum.